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Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

National ID: BSB40820 | State ID: BFS9

Are you ready to shape the future of marketing and communication and ignite your career? 

You can build and develop the fundamental skills of marketing and communication to kick-start or advance your career. 
Delivered by industry experts, this qualification is designed for individuals passionate about acquiring practical skills to apply marketing and communication in diverse business contexts.

From market research and campaign planning to digital and social media marketingconsumer behaviour analysispublic relations and delivering impactful presentations, you’ll gain valuable and sought-after skills highly valued by employers. 
Upon completion of this qualification, you’ll have the option to further refine your expertise by pursuing the BSB50620 Diploma in Marketing and Communication.
Our newly curated curriculum will take your skills to the next level, solidifying your position as a marketing and communications expert. 

Gain these skills

  • Market research: immerse yourself in conducting and analysing research to develop marketing strategies and tactics for various campaigns and projects. 
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing: Leverage relevant tools to create visually and engaging content that resonates with the audience across digital and social media platforms. 
  • Marketing presentations: Refine your presentation skills to deliver impactful marketing presentations. From pitching and debating your creative ideas, you’ll develop the skills to influence and engage your audience.
  • Public Relations and Complex Documents: Learn how to craft and develop engaging content for a diverse audience, producing effective public relations materials and complex documents. 
  • Analyse consumer behaviour:  Gain the knowledge and skills to interpret consumer behaviour through trend analysis, enabling you to develop and implement effective marketing solutions. 

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Marketing Specialist

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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National ID: CUA40720 | State ID: AC94

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design)

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation & Game Art)

National ID: CUA41220 | State ID: AC82

Embark on a creative journey into the world of animation and game design.

This course is designed to introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a Computer Graphics (CG) artist, animator, or game designer.

Enter the exciting world of digital art, animation, and game prototype development with this dynamic entry-level course!
Get ready to tackle real-life animation challenges and gain the skills you need to succeed in the global entertainment industry. With hands-on experience in designing and producing digital art and games, you'll unleash your creativity and take your skills to new heights.

Dive into 3D modelling, digital art, animation, and game design & prototyping using industry-standard software!
Gain the skills and knowledge you need to start an exciting and fulfilling career as a CG artist in animation, games and film.

Gain these skills

This course is 100% practical and you will learn the basics of:

  • 3D modelling
  • Digital art
  • 2D animation
  • Game design
  • Software including Autodesk Maya, Toon Boom Harmony, Unity and Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Concept Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Animation/Visual Effects Designer
  • Motion Graphics Artist (Film, TV, Advertising & Games industries)

Further Study Option(s)

  • Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation & Game Art)
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art & Design)
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Art & Animation)

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development)

National ID: ICT40120 | State ID: AC17

Launch into a future-proof IT career

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing gaming development, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR, 360) fields. Opportunities exist to engage in real life projects using industry standard software, skills, and knowledge.

You will be an attractive applicant for roles growing in demand such as 3D modelling and animation, interactive media design and production, and user interface design.

Gain these skills:

  • 3D modelling
  • Immersive technologies
  • Coding for games
  • 3D animation
  • Simple artificial intelligence
  • Interactive media design
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Industry standard game design software and hardware
  • All SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support.

Specialist facilities on-campus

Our Simulated Games Development Studio at the Thornlie campus provides a training environment designed to emulate professional industry working conditions and provide access to current industry-standard hardware and software. The simulated studio also provides students with opportunities to collaborate with other digital media students to create engaging interactive applications for a range of industries and platforms.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Game developer | 3D modelling artist | Animator | Interactive media designer

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

National ID: ICT40120 | State ID: AC07

Join the top priority IT industry and take on a crucial role in IT programming

Study this course and you'll gain skills in basic and intermediate programming by using at least two different programming languages.

Programming is a crucial part of IT and is constantly innovating and evolving.  Completing our Certificate IV in Programming  will open the door into this in-demand industry.

The experience you will gain in C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ASP will give you the competitive edge to advance your career and further study options. You'll delve into websites, scripting and database design as well as be exposed to advanced programming skills for mobile applications and games development.

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) is the foundation and core development structure that leads into our Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming). Essential concepts covered include Internet of Things (IoT), Data driven Apps and Mobile App development. 

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Assistant Programmer (in a team of software developers)
  • Support Programmer (to senior programmers or systems analysts)
  • Analyst
  • Programmer
  • IT Admin

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Information Technology [Advanced Programming]

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Horticulture

National ID: AHC40416 | State ID: BCW2

Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

Gain these skills:

  • cost a project
  • implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • schedule irrigations
  • identify plant specimens
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • perform specialist amenity pruning
  • design plant displays
  • plan a plant establishment program
  • control weeds
  • sample soils and interpret results
  • produce complex desktop published documents

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Turf Grower, Gardener, Landscape Gardener, Plant Propagator and Nursery Person.

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Horticulture

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications

National ID: UEE40720 | State ID: BFP4

Are you ready for an electronics career helping others get the message?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Electronics and Communications you'll be well on your way to a career as an electronic technician.

Gain these skills:

  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic components and devices
  • fault-find in power supplies, amplifiers, communications systems, digital and microcontroller systems
  • write and test programs to control external devices
  • utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Electronics Trade Worker

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Community Services

National ID: CHC42015 | State ID: AWL8

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

If you enjoy helping people and like working in a team then a career in community services could be for you.  There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the community services sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, responding to children at risk, assisting collective action, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Outreach Officer, Welfare Support Worker, Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker, Domestic Violence Worker, Court Support Worker or Case Worker.

Further Study Option(s)
Diploma of Community Services

Diploma of Mental Health

Diploma of Youth Work

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

National ID: CPP41721 | State ID: BGI7

Looking to build on your surveying skills?

Equip yourself with the practical skills to support a surveying team by enrolling into the Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services. This course is an ideal stepping-stone to further your training in the surveying and spatial information industry. During your studies, you will learn how to use surveying technologies and software to capture, process and present electronic data. You will also have access to surveying equipment in order to produce computer-aided drawings and survey plans so that you can prepare and present Geographic Information System (GIS) data

Practical skills are combined, with important analytical skills like maintaining workplace safety and developing environmentally sustainable methods.
Our lecturers are experts in the field with close ties to industry to ensure our training reflects the latest industry practices.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Surveying

Advanced Diploma of Surveying

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

National ID: BSB40920 | State ID: BFT2

All businesses have a need for project managers

Learn the practical skills, processes and technical aspects of project management. This qualification will allow you to manage projects in a wide variety of contexts.

With a qualification in project management from North Metropolitan TAFE, you will oversee the staffing, costs and outcomes of amazing operations and events.

Gain these skills

  • Provide solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems
  • Analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources
  • Apply project scope management techniques such as time management, cost management, quality management, human resources, communications, risk management and contract and procurement procedures.
  • Monitor a safe workplace
  • Establish effective workplace relationships

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Project Officer | Project Administrator

Other job titles may include:

  • Project Records Officer
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Coordinator

Further Study Options(s)

Diploma of  Project Management 

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  • Not competitive
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Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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